Year 3 - 4 Numeracy
The Year 3 – 4 Mathematics program addresses the areas of Space, Number, Measurement, Chance and Data and Reasoning and Strategies. The students are taught mathematical concepts in meaningful contexts and their understanding is enriched through hands-on activities, using and exploring concrete materials and involvement in games.
The study of number facts and tables are consolidated and extended where appropriate. The focus is to develop confidence and extend skills and understandings of all concepts including:
- place value of whole numbers up to 10,000
- simple fractions
- the four processes of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Students learn to select appropriate units:
- to measure, estimate, order and compare length,
- to read time,
- to recognise angles,
- to measure volume, capacity and temperature. They are encouraged to explore three dimensional shapes, patterns, directional language and to use maps, graphs and tables. They investigate methods of collecting, sorting, organising and presenting data. Students further develop their range of prediction and problem solving skills during co-operative group sessions. Open-ended questions are used to allow children to explore concepts at their own level.